- To bawl is defined as to cry or wail loudly.
An example of bawl is to sob loudly upon hearing bad news.
A bawling baby.
bawl definition by Webster's New World
- to shout or call out noisily; bellow; yell
- to weep and wail loudly
Origin: Middle English baulen (found only in gerund, gerundive ) ; from Midieval Latin baulare, to bark and amp; uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old Norse baula, to low like a cow; both of echoic origin, originally
- an outcry; bellow
- a noisy weeping
- bawler noun
bawl definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb bawled, bawl·ing, bawls verb, intransitive
- To cry or sob loudly; wail.
- To cry out loudly and vehemently; shout.
Origin: Middle English bawlen, to bark, from Medieval Latin baulāre, to bark (probably of Scandinavian origin) or from Old Norse baula, to low (of imitative origin).
- bawlˈer noun
bawl - Phrases/Idioms
- to shout or call out
- â Slang to scold angrily